Warm Up Your Body
If you caught a cold lol. Seriously, you are amazing if you are studying Korean when you are sick. :O amazing… AMAZING. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING BECAUSE YOU ARE AMAZING.
How To Say Caught a Cold in Korean
I caught a cold
Basic form : 감기(에) 걸리다
반말(informal non-honorific) form : 감기 걸렸어
Negative form with 해요 speech style : 감기(에) 안걸렸어요
감기 is a common cold in Korean. It’s not related to the word ‘cold’ at all unlike English. The basic form of 걸렸어요 is 걸리다 which literally means ‘be hung’. The post-position 에 can be dropped.
I’m Hung On A Cold
감기(에) 걸렸어요 actually sounds like ‘be hung on a common cold’ lol. It doesn’t make sense as much as ‘catch a cold’ lolol. I wonder how other languages express this phrase. You can use 걸리다 to say you catch or have some disease. You shouldn’t drop the post-position 에 when the disease is serious like cancers or pneumonia.
The postposition 에(e) is often dropped in a not formal conversation.
How To Use It
Are you okay?
B: 감기 걸렸어요. 몸 안좋아요
I got a cold. I don’t feel okay.
A: 감기 걸렸어요
I got a cold
B: 약 좀 줄까요?
Do you need some medicine?
A: 어디 아파요?
Are you sick? (Are you okay?)
B:바지를 안입고 학교 가서 감기 걸렸어요
I caught a cold because I went to school with no pants
The literal meaning of 걸리다 is be hung in Korean. This verb is quite special and important when you talk about health and medical stuffs because you can use it to describe having a disease. From minor things like a common cold to serious diseases like cancers.
Have a cancer